Capitol Records released Thomas Dolby
's debut album, The Golden Age of Wireless
, in May 1982, and it was ignored. But when Dolby
came up with a catchy new track called "She Blinded Me With Science," Capitol borrowed some songs from the LP, added "Science," and released this five-track "mini-LP" in January 1983. The single (backed by an MTV-friendly video) took off into the Top 10, and in March Capitol issued a revised version of The Golden Age Of Wireless
with the single added to it, thus making this record redundant. Nevertheless, it encapsulates Dolby
synth-pop style particularly well -- so well, in fact, that 12 years later, when Capitol came to release the Dolby
hits collection Retrospectacle, they used four of the five tracks here.